Since 2012, Youth Dipsea Training Runs has been the most popular youth trail running program in Marin, training youth runners ages 8-14, both first-time Dipsea runners and veteran runners, including many top finishers.
Marin Youth Trail Runs is the Youth Trail Running Program provided by Pinnacle Running.
The Dipsea is a historic Marin trail race dating back to 1905. The race spans approximately 7 miles of steep terrain and single track trail beginning in downtown Mill Valley and finishing in Stinson Beach. Though there are a limited number of entries, and all runners may not be accepted, all are welcome to participate in the youth training runs. Find out more about the historic Dipsea Race at Dipsea.org.
March 15th – June 14th
Youth Training Runs begin Sunday, March 10th at 10 am at Ross Common. Training runs will continue each Sunday at a different Marin trailhead until the Dipsea race on June 14th. Training will include a combination of long training runs and two trail races sponsored by Marin’s Tamalpa Runners Club.
2019 Youth Dipsea Training runs is intended for runners ages 8-14. All ability levels are welcome so long as they can make it off each trail still smiling.
Levi Webb is Head Running Expert at Pinnacle Running. Levi has been coaching runners of all ages for 10 years and founded Marin Youth Trail Runs in 2012 to benefit the young runners in the local community.
Jamie Rivers is a recently retired pediatric nurse and two-time Dipsea Winner. Jamie has 17 Dipsea black shirts and is the only female to ever win the Dipsea, Double Dipsea, and Quad Dipsea Races. Jamie has been coaching the Youth Dipsea Training Program since 2017
Roy Rivers is Jamie’s husband and the only other person to ever win the Dipsea, Double Dipsea, and Quad Dipsea Races. Roy has also been coaching the Youth Dipsea Training Program since 2017
Registration is limited to 40 runners.
We anticipate reaching maximum capacity this year. Runners registering after the first 40 will be placed on the waitlist. If we get a fair number of runners on the waitlist we will create a second group and separate groups by ability level.